Clint Capela
Clint Capela
Clint Capela
Clint Capela
24-Year-Old C
2017–18 NBA Stats
2018–19 NBA Projections
PTS
13.9
REB
10.8
AST
0.9
STL
0.8
BLK
1.9
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REB
AST
STL
BLK
2017–18 Fantasy Outlook
Capela didn't take as big of a step forward as most expected in his third season with the Rockets, which was only further dampened by a 15-game absence in the midde of the year because of a fractured left fibula. Still, when he was available, Capela took over as the full-ti... read more
Capela didn't take as big of a step forward as most expected in his third season with the Rockets, which was only further dampened by a 15-game absence in the midde of the year because of a fractured left fibula. Still, when he was available, Capela took over as the full-time starter and posted career highs in points (12.6), rebounds (8.1), assists (1.0) and blocks (1.2). He still didn't get a ton of run overall at just 23.9 minutes per game, as the Rockets often gave extended run to veteran Nene Hilario and Montrezl Harrell at times depending on the matchup. While Harrell is gone, Hilario is back once again and could continue to eat up some of Capela's minutes off the bench. That being said, Capela is locked in as the team's starting center and should benefit once again from the playmaking ability of James Harden. The Rockets also traded for another elite passer in Chris Paul this offseason, which should add even more open looks for Capela, especially as a key pick-and-roll option. Now that he's a full offseason away from his fractured fibula and Harrell is no longer on the team, Capela could be in line for a larger workload. With more open looks and the potential for added playing time, Capela could once again see his numbers slowly rise across the board.
HT: 6'10"    WT: 240 lbs.    DOB: 5/18/1994    College: Switzerland    Drafted: 1st Rd, #25 Overall in 2014Show Contract
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Clint Capela Contract Info:
Signed a five-year, $90 million contract with the Rockets in July of 2018.
Reaches five-year extension with Houston
CHouston Rockets
July 27, 2018
Capela and the Rockets agreed to terms Friday on a five-year, $90 million extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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  1. Clint Capela 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Clint Capela 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    After appearing in only 12 games as a rookie, the Capela had a minor breakout in Year 2, emerging as one of the more intriguing young big men in the Western Conference. In 19.1 minutes per game, the Swiss big man averaged 7.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks while shooting 58.2 percent from the field. Capela worked as a starter for half of the season before then-coach J.B. Bickerstaff scrapped the idea of playing Capela and Dwight Howard together. With Howard now in Atlanta, the center position is Capela’s for the taking. That should entail a fairly significant minutes increase, especially considering the options behind him -- aging veteran Nene Hilario and rookie Chinanu Onuaku. Capela will be asked to do the dirty work for what will be a fast-paced Houston offense, but he’ll also work as James Harden’s pick-and-roll partner. Last season, nearly 80 percent of Capela’s field-goal attempts came from within three feet, a trend that’s likely to continue as the Rockets try to develop him into their version of an in-his-prime Tyson Chandler.
  3. Clint Capela 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Even though he spent the vast majority of his season playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the D-League last season, Capela did see some NBA action late in the season. In his rookie season, he averaged 2.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.2 assits, 0.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks in eight minutes per game through 12 contests. The Swiss big man shot 48 percent from the field in his brief time with the Rockets and was thrown into action because of all the injuries the Rockets' big men faced this year. While he was a star over in Europe, Capela is still working on translating his game to the NBA, and a knee injury keeping him out of summer league this offseason doesn't help his development. Capela is a very raw offensive player with the abilty to use his size and strength to grab a lot of rebounds and block shots. With only Donatas Motiejunas and Dwight Howard ahead of him on the depth chart, it is possible that, as long as he remains healthy, he gets some minutes this season considering that both Howard and Motiejunas are coming off of their own respective injuries from last year.
  4. Clint Capela 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    At 6-11, 211 pounds, Capela, the Rockets' first-round pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, is an extremely athletic big man who can run the floor and who also has a chance of becoming a defensive force with elite shot blocking potential. Capela is a native of Switzerland and has been playing in France for the past three years with Elan Chalon of the LNB Pro A League. After the 2014 season in France, Capela was named the French League Rising Star, along with being recognized as the French League Most Improved Player. Capela has a long road ahead of him if he's trying to get playing time with the Rockets in the next few seasons. He'll probably come in entrenched near the bottom of the power forward depth chart as a developmental project. With the Rockets expected to make another playoff run this season, it's tough to see Capela getting many minutes as a rookie, and he'll have to show an extremely improved game to get a larger share of playing time. It's always questionable how well international players will adapt to the NBA game.
Clint Capela News Updates
Plays well in season finale
CHouston Rockets
May 28, 2018
Capela had 20 points (9-10 FG, 2-6 FT), nine rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes during Monday's 101-92 loss to the Warriors.
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Disastrous effort in Game 6 loss
CHouston Rockets
May 27, 2018
Capela had just two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes during Saturday's 115-86 loss to Golden State.
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Double-doubles in Game 5 victory
CHouston Rockets
May 25, 2018
Capela generated 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-5 FT), 14 rebounds and two blocks across 27 minutes during Houston's 98-94 win over the Warriors in Game 5 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series Thursday.
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Strong rebounding effort in Game 4 win
CHouston Rockets
May 23, 2018
Capela totaled eight points (2-5 FG, 4-5 FT), 13 rebounds and two blocks across 24 minutes during Houston's 95-92 win over the Warriors in Game 4 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series Tuesday.
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